Saturday, August 01, 2009

Fried green tomatoes and half runners

Today has been a slow day and deservedly so for us. We did some grocery shopping and then were talking about getting some produce that you can only get so often, green tomatoes. Most of the time when you go to a roadside stand, you cannot find any green ones, just the good red tomatoes. Kathy likes fried green tomatoes so I had suggested that she go on Freecycle and ask other members if they had any for her. We got a nibble, but no bite, so I called Bender's Farm Market, in nearby Copley, Ohio. They told me that they do sell green tomatoes, so I decided that we would go there and get some.

Great thing about going to farm markets this time of year is you can get some good deals and also some produce that is just ripe enough. And if you like your fruits and veggies, you never leave with just what went there for. They also had some very sizable cantaloupes for 99 cents, and to our daughter's delight, half runner green beans. We also got a small basket of ripe(as opposed to rock hard) peaches. And we did get our green tomatoes, which we fried up for supper tonight.

What we need to do before summer's end is to go to Amish Country and check out some of their produce, and hope we can get some more green tomatoes.

Now I have to go eat some cantaloupe.

9 comments:

Vertical Lines said...

If you go to Amish Country don't forget to stop at the newly expanded Bent N Dent, The Bargain Shed, and D & S.

We went to Milich's Village Inn this evening. Love the Hot Sauce. So did all my ladies!

Daisy said...

We have some Amish who bring produce in to a stand in town that I like to visit. Cherries, peaches, and blueberries are my favorites from there. I bet Kathy was glad to get some green tomatoes. That was nice of you to make the effort to find them for her.

Ms Hen said...

Yummy: I love fried green tomatoes.. have not had them in years.. since I grew my own tomatoes years and years ago for 2 summers.

Michelle said...

We discovered a great source for fresh fruit and veg last week too - our hospital! A local charity group sell their produce outside the hospital every week. We bought cantaloupe (had it last night), plums, potatoes... loads of stuff. All fresher than from the supermarket and way tastier. :-)

AND... we got yellow tomatoes, which hubby loved as a kid and hadn't seen in years.

Maggie said...

Cliff,
I just love fried green tomatoes and also the ripe ones. They are starting to produce in our local area and the taste is out of sight.

If you are fortunate to see any Georgia grown peaches...snatch some because we have had a bumper crop of juicy, sweet peaches.

Amias said...

I love fried green tomatoes most of all .. especially the way I do them. Good luck finding Georgia Peaches, I haven't found any yet, but then again I am in Texas.

Pat Jenkins said...

next year let's see you plant a tomatoe plant in your backyard!!!

Syd said...

I had fried green tomatoes last night with goat cheese and parsley on top. Delicious!

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